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Pokey Mom/References

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Cultural references[edit]

  • The episode title is a pun on the popular franchise Pokémon. "Pokey" is a slang term for prison.
  • In the chalkboard gag, Bart writes "I will not let the dogs out", a reference to the song "Who Let the Dogs Out?".
  • At the beginning of the episode, the bed folds in half completely, parodying The Jetsons Movie, in which the scene is the method of waking up George on his first day at the Orbiting Ore Asteroid.
  • The sequence where Homer runs after the Chiropractor parodies the movie Chinatown.
  • The picture of the Crowley representing the angels is a reference to the statues of the angels on Ponte Sant'Angelo in Rome.


  • Sideshow Bob can be seen in the infirmary, wearing a cast that covers him from the neck up.
  • Whilst working at the prison, Marge informs Bart that Sideshow Bob will be seeing him very soon. Bart laughs and replies with "Oh, that Bob". Bob would return to terrorize Bart three episode later in "Day of the Jackanapes".
  • Marge apparently makes horrible sundaes, as both Jack Crowley and Bart look pained when Marge urges them to eat one.
  • Maggie does not appear at all in the episode.
  • Bart exclaims that he doesn't have a blue shirt; however, he is seen wearing a blue shirt in many comics.
  • The Crayola pencils internet site contains a coloring sheet titled "unicorn in space" like the picture painted by inmate Crowley.


  • At the beginning of the episode when Marge is getting Homer out of bed, her skin below her necklace is briefly blue-gray like her jacket.
  • The chairs which the audience sits in during the presentation of Jack Crowley's painting change between blue and purple depending on the shot.
Season 12 References
Treehouse of Horror XI A Tale of Two Springfields Insane Clown Poppy Lisa the Tree Hugger Homer vs. Dignity The Computer Wore Menace Shoes The Great Money Caper Skinner's Sense of Snow HOMЯ Pokey Mom Worst Episode Ever Tennis the Menace Day of the Jackanapes New Kids on the Blecch Hungry, Hungry Homer Bye, Bye, Nerdie Simpson Safari Trilogy of Error I'm Goin' to Praiseland Children of a Lesser Clod Simpsons Tall Tales